Jump to content

Soft spots by backstay plates in transom


Recommended Posts

While cleaning inside the boat noticed what looked like cracks in the transom . I crawled back to find about 4" cracks in the upper corner about where the the backstay plate would be.  Checked the other side to also find a crack by other backstay plate

Can you cut out sections and replace them or would you have to replace the whole transom?  I broke off a 2" piece of fiberglass and pressed a screwdriver in and it was soft.  It's a 1990 J22.

The outside of the transom looks good and seems hard and I never would have expected what I found inside.

 

 

Link to comment
Share on other sites

  Your Backstay Tangs were not bedded properly and allowed water incursion. Check locally with other boaters as to who does the best fiberglass repair work and have them make the repairs. They will be able to tell you if the whole transom needs replacement or just area around the tangs. When they are finished you will need to have your boat reweighed, and measured. 

Link to comment
Share on other sites

Join the conversation

You can post now and register later. If you have an account, sign in now to post with your account.
Note: Your post will require moderator approval before it will be visible.

Guest
Reply to this topic...

×   Pasted as rich text.   Paste as plain text instead

  Only 75 emoji are allowed.

×   Your link has been automatically embedded.   Display as a link instead

×   Your previous content has been restored.   Clear editor

×   You cannot paste images directly. Upload or insert images from URL.

Loading...
 Share

×
×
  • Create New...